B&W Subsidiary To Manufacture Nuclear Power Systems For Navy

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) — A subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company is to manufacture nuclear components to support U.S. Defense programs, B&W reported on Wednesday.

Work by subsidiary B&W Nuclear Operations Group Inc., under a $23.7 million incremental order, includes the manufacture of U.S. Navy nuclear power systems for submarines and aircraft carriers, and is part of a previously announced $1.3 billion contract.

The order is also one of $195 million in orders and contracts B&W Nuclear Operations Group has recently received from the U.S. Naval Reactors Program.

Four new incrementally funded contracts totaling $76.8 million were awarded for engineering design, fabrication and further development work on the Ohio-class submarine replacement program; a contract — with a value of $18.8 million — was received for the disassembly and recovery of highly enriched uranium materials; and an order for $76 million was received for the procurement of material to be used in the assembly of nuclear propulsion components, part of a previously announced $366 million contract.

“B&W is pleased to receive these contracts supporting the U.S. defense programs, including the Ohio-class submarine replacement program and the overall mission of the U.S. Navy,” said Peyton S. Baker, president and chief operating officer of B&W’s government operations. “Smart execution in our shops is of paramount importance to the safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of this hardware and design services to the U.S. government.”

Babcock & Wilcox said the work will be conducted at B&W NOG facilities in Virginia, Indiana and Ohio.
Richard Tomkins

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